MEXICO: Newer, better cars at same price led to VW Beetle's death sentence - report
Mexicans remained faithful to the old Volkswagen bug [the air-cooled, rear engine ‘Beetle’] long after other countries abandoned it, and the "vocho" repaid that loyalty by being remarkably durable, adaptable and fixable, Associated Press (AP) reported. But, AP said, a flood of other small, inexpensive cars has lured away drivers and revealed an awful truth: The bug's time has passed. So the world's last new bug -- not to be confused with the new Beetle -- will roll off an assembly line in the city of Puebla this summer, and some Mexicans are already in mourning, the report added.
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